Love the beginning of this where you showed your wedding album! This has been one of my biggest hold ups, was whether or not to do a themed one for my wedding :) Love your tip about picking similar colors and patterns to keep a cohesive look!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your videos! Thank you so much!
I am not much of a theme-y scrapper myself as evidenced by my submission to the challenge ;)
Amazing again and actually got me thinking...I am about to start planning a mini baby shower album for a friend who is expecting again. Naturally I went right in the shop and started browsing "baby themed" products...but maybe not now. You have got me thinking about how I can make a great keepsake for her without it being totally babied up!!!! Thanks for sharing again as always.
I truly enjoyed seeing your albums and hearing your thoughts about theme. Although I have been scrapping for 10 years and taught many beginner classes, I have never heard it stated quite as you did that if the themed item is in the picture - there's really no need for it to be an embellishment. I agree although I didn't realize I would! :) Now....my problem is - I LOVE themed embellishments. I have a drawer FULL of them. I know this is what you're trying to help people avoid but I really do enjoy a themed embellie. :) So I would love to see a Garden Girl show us "how to use themed embellishments effectively" for those of us who already have a huge stash. I do realize you addressed that in part when you showed one or two small ones on your pages and I appreciate that but I would love a follow-up to this on what to do with all of those in my drawer!!! :)
Always totally enjoy your videos! Great job as always!!! I agree - it was fun to get a glimpse of your albums during this video.
Thanks Glitter Girl!!! More awesome suggestions on things that plague us scrapbookers!!!
Video - Glitter Girl Adventure 006: Theme or Not To Theme
In this week's adventure, Glitter Girl tackles a rather literary scrapbooking issue: to theme or not to theme, that is the question! It's an issue currently being discussed here [twopeasinabucket.com] on the General Scrapbooking message board at Two Peas. This week Glitter Girl opens two albums to illustrate a few different ideas other than obviously themed pages, including a wedding album made with hardly any wedding-specific products and a travel album made by including themed embellishments but in small amounts. Then she takes on the challenge of creating a page with themed supplies in unexpected ways, including autumn, Valentine, 1950s and school themed supplies in a layout about… kangaroos.
Some further notes on themed scrapbooking: of course, it is ultimately up to every scrapbooker to choose the supplies that are the most fun and enjoyable for her crafting. That might mean you prefer to use plenty of themed supplies and papers! Glitter Girl is very aware that many scrappers need to stretch their crafting budgets further, and with that comes the need for supplies to be versatile so there's no wasted investment. What gets bought for Christmas pages can still be used for spring or travel or next autumn, for example - which means dots and stripes can be a wiser investment than Christmas trees and baubles. But there's also potential in looking at your themed supplies in a new way and seeing what other themes can come from that sheet of stickers, paper design or set of embellishments.
She also shares two technique tricks in this week's project: making a fabric flower using Studio Calico Fabrips and Cosmo Cricket Glubers adhesive and creating a border with the Jenni Bowlin Tickets Please border punch. For further details on that punch, you might want to check out this discussion [twopeasinabucket.com] on the message board with plenty of helpful advice from the Two Peas community!
Come along for the adventure, won't you?
This week Glitter Girl challenges you to get creative with your themed supplies. Use any technique you want to try! Then take a picture and share it with us. Be sure to click the challenge box when you upload a picture to the gallery.
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